Hanover men's soccer halts skid with Transy
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 11:00 AM
Hanover's men's soccer team ended an 11-match winless streak to conference rival Transylvania (Ky.) University with a 1-0 win over the Pioneers on Tuesday in Lexington, Ky.
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference road win was the Panthers' first over Transylvania since a 3-0 win on Oct. 28, 2003.
Tuesday's match was a defensive struggle all game - the two teams combined for just six shots on goal - but the Panthers capitalized to post a huge conference road win and remain unbeaten in the HCAC.
Hanover was limited to just two shot attempts - both by freshman Matthew Eldridge, a forward from Louisville, Ky.
It was Eldridge's first attempt in the 17th minute of the opening half that proved to be the game changer when he found the net for the only score of the game. Eldridge's second attempt in the 87th minute was wide right.
The Panthers defense limited Transylvania (7-3-1, 1-1 HCAC) to a season low four shots with goalkeeper Trevor Korfhagen, a junior from Cincinnati, saving all three shots on goal.
Hanover, now 6-5-1 overall and 2-0 HCAC, winners of three straight and currently in first place in the HCAC, hosts Anderson (4-7, 0-1 HCAC) for a conference match on Saturday.